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Saundra G. Patient Expert

Daytona Beach, Florida
As an informed dental patient, featured blogger, and consumer advocate, my mission is to educate and help you save your teeth or accept and laugh through the fear, discomfort, and surprises of tooth loss with humor and hope. Got Teeth? A Survivor's Guide: How to keep your teeth or live... Full Bio
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My new web site is active. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hello, everyone. I worked long and hard to get my new Wordpress website up and active. You can visit me at http://www.gotteethguide.com/ where I will continue to ... Read on »
My New Web Site. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hello, dear readers. Please visit my new web site at http://www.gotteethguide.com/ where I continue to provide information and support about good oral health and keepi ... Read on »
National Osteoporosis Month by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Welcome to my blog about oral health. What an incredible opportunity it is for me to begin blogging in May, which is Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Month. Osteoporosi ... Read on »
National Osteoporosis Month by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Welcome to my blog about oral health. What an incredible opportunity it is for me to begin blogging in May, which is Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Month. Osteoporosi ... Read on »
New AHA guidelines for antibiotics and dental procedures. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The American Heart Association (AHA) believed for decades that dental patients with heart disease should premedicate with antibiotics before dental procedures. It was determ ... Read on »
New insight for brushing teeth at midlife. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Here's some new information about brushing, flossing, and chewing gum for healthier teeth and gums after the age of 40 when your saliva production diminishes. Edmund ... Read on »
New insight for brushing teeth at midlife. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Here’s some new information about brushing, flossing, and chewing gum for healthier teeth and gums after the age of 40 when your saliva production diminishes. Edmund ... Read on »
Newborn babies with teeth? by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health  Fun Fact: One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth! Keep smiling. Saundra Goodman Got Teeth? A Survivor’s Guide How to keep your teeth or live wit ... Read on »
Nobody talks about periodontal disease and tooth loss. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health My heart goes out to everyone suffering from periodontal disease, the fear of tooth loss, the experience of tooth loss and denture gain, and the accompanying self-esteem iss ... Read on »
Not another periodontal laser surgery! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Yes. Two years ago in October I had periodontal laser surgery. I had it again this October. My periodontist and I thought my teeth would be fine because I vigilantly brush ... Read on »
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The Mayo Clinic says, “Periodontitis tends to be more severe among people who have diabetes because diabetes lowers the ability to resist infection and slows healing. An infec ... Read on »
November is National Diabetes Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health It is your responsibility to control diabetes. Don’t let diabetes control you. Get the story at this link:  http://gotteethguide.com/tag/american-diabetes-association/ ... Read on »
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health If you haven't been to the dentist this year, now is the time to begin your oral health regime. Regular check-ups will identify periodontal disease (gum disease) and help yo ... Read on »
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health You know what to do. Make an appointment to get your teeth examined and cleaned. Your dental hygienist will give you a new toothbrush and floss and another lesson in bru ... Read on »
Periodontal disease and tooth loss are not sexy. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Each tooth has one root. When your gums deteriorate, there’s nothing left to hold your teeth in place. Most people do not take action until not taking action is too ... Read on »
Periodontal disease doesn't care how old you are. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health A 23-year old man I work with was spitting blood when he went to the dentist. He had the beginning of periodontal disease. They caught it in time. A 43-year old woman I w ... Read on »
Periodontal disease is a contact sport with teeth. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health The American Academy of Periodontology ( http://www.perio.org/ ) says, “Research suggests that the bacteria causing periodontal disease can pass through saliva. This means tha ... Read on »
Periodontal disease is the cause of 20 million teeth extracted every year. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Approximately 20 million teeth are pulled annually leaving millions of people with less than perfect smiles, social embarrassment, and emotional and psychological issues. Over ... Read on »
Periodontal disease won't wait. by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Make an appointment with your periodontist as soon as possible in 2009 if you haven't had a dental check up and teeth cleaning in the last six months. Periodontal cleanings ... Read on »
Please vote for me! by Saundra G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dental Health Hello, dear readers. It’s time for the 2nd annual Peoples Health Blogger Awards and I need your help to win. I’d really appreciate your vote. What I know for sure is t ... Read on »